(In Africa) a member of a generation born in a country after its transition to democracy (in particular post-apartheid South Africa or post-independence Zimbabwe): the born-frees will make up about a third of voters by 2019
More example sentences
- The born-frees make up a huge segment of the population and some older South Africans contend that they are apathetic and apolitical.
- Nearly two million born-frees can vote next year, when the president is likely to seek re-election.
- Researchers warn that the born-frees' hopefulness could sour once their expectations of a better life are not met.
Definition of born-free in:
- The British & World English dictionary